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JLF1 Column – 2014 Italian Grand Prix

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We really are being treated to some fantastic racing in 2014, aren’t we? The Italian Grand Prix at the classic Monza circuit, one of my favourites on the calendar, was dramatic and packed full of action. Friday practice proved that Mercedes were once again way out front, but Williams and McLaren both looked a little

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When Australians do well on the international stage, I’m reminded of how small and remote we are as a nation. We’re a population of 23 million occupying a landmass much the same size as the US. We are an island – physically and metaphorically. We are miles from pretty much everywhere – but we do

JLF1 Column – 2014 Belgian Grand Prix

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The Belgian Grand Prix is always one of my favourite races on the calendar. The iconic and historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a fantastic venue and always produces thrilling on-track action. That didn’t change in 2014 with a dramatic weekend of racing as the sport returned from the summer break. Whilst it is a bit painful

Is Jules Bianchi the future of Ferrari?

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Ferrari appears to be in a decline. The oldest and most successfully team in Formula 1 have had a poor start to the 2014 season. The car doesn’t have the downforce levels of the Red Bull and the engine doesn’t have the power levels of the Mercedes engine. Although Fernando Alonso has once again been

JLF1 Column – 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Last weekend I attended the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. It was my third race as a journalist, reporting for Richland F1, and my fourth overall, after attending this year’s British Grand Prix as a fan. I had previously heard such lovely things about Budapest, so I was excited to visit the city

Talent Overload At Williams

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Williams are a team who are reaching for the skies at the moment. After snatching P3 in the constructors from Ferrari in Germany, the team are now aiming to nab P2 from Red Bull and judging by their current form, it is looking more and more likely. Of late, Valtteri Bottas has demonstrated just why

JLF1 Column – 2014 German Grand Prix

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Last weekend I attended the 2014 German Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring. It was my second race as a journalist, reporting for Richland F1, and my third overall, after attending this year’s British Grand Prix as a fan. I have personally always preferred the track layout in comparison to the Nurburgring, with the two circuits

The Curious Case of Checo

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Sergio Perez is one of the sport’s unknown quantities. But how, you may be puzzling, can the potential of a man who has been in the sport since 2011 still be a mystery. Well, Checo Perez, as he is occasionally known, has already been on a journey of numerous peaks and troughs, from the highs

JLF1 Column – 2014 British Grand Prix

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After attending the Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring for Richland F1 as part of the media, I was able to visit Silverstone last weekend as a fan – it was my first time watching a race from the grandstands. I was unable to travel to the tricky and iconic circuit on Friday

Silverstone celebrates 50 years of Grand Prix Racing

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This weekend (4th – 6th July) will see the Silverstone circuit hold its 50th Formula One British Grand Prix. In celebration of the event, three parades will take place across the weekend, including former British Formula One drivers and their Grand Prix winning cars, which promises to be something special for all the fans. Some

F1 introduces new regulations ahead of the 2015 season

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Formula One introduces new regulations ahead of the 2015 season, bringing technical changes, pre and in season testing reductions and standing re-starts. This week, the FIA announced a few further rule changes for the 2015 Formula One World Championship, not all of which the fans seem to welcome. Firstly, the number of power units for

JLF1 Column – 2014 Austrian Grand Prix

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As some of you may know, I attended last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix for Richland F1. It was an incredible experience and I learned so, so much. I have worked for several years to get to a race, so to finally stand in the paddock and work at a race track covering Formula 1 was

JLF1 Column – 2014 Canadian Grand Prix

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And people said F1 would be boring in 2014. The Canadian Grand Prix was quite a race, wasn’t it? With 20 laps to go, I really didn’t know who was going to win. It was fantastic stuff. To be honest, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve always produces an interesting race. It is a very unique, old-school

JLF1 Column – 2014 Monaco Grand Prix

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Well, that was quite a Formula 1 race weekend, wasn’t it? We were treated to a fantastic Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, which threw up plenty of talking points. Monaco is a race that I have always wanted to go to, and I think most F1 fans feel the same way. The way the drivers

Previewing the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix

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The Van Monster team is eagerly anticipating the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix. Arguably the most famous street race in the world is less than two weeks away — the event takes place over the weekend of May 22nd to 25th — so we thought now would be the perfect time to share our predictions. Can

JLF1 Column – 2014 Spanish Grand Prix

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The Spanish Grand Prix was unsurprisingly dominated once again by the Mercedes drivers of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. The race didn’t have the drama of the third round of the 2014 season in Bahrain, but the race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya produced an exciting and dramatic finish and threw up several good talking

JLF1 Column – 2014 Chinese Grand Prix

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After the frantic Bahrain Grand Prix, the fourth round of the 2014 season in China was a calmer display, with Lewis Hamilton dominating to win his third consecutive race. There were some quiet spots during the race, but I thought there were also some exciting and (mostly) clean battles as well as some very impressive

Malaysian GP Preview: Cool heads will prevail in Sepang heat

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After a tremendous opening chorus to the 2014 season just over a week ago in Melbourne, F1 is heading back to the Far East for the second ensemble in the heat of Malaysia. Now 15 years old, this race, held at the Sepang Circuit, has grown and grown and is quickly becoming the first modern

The Australian GP through the eyes of an Aussie

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Melbourne is the undisputed home of sport in Australia, however Formula One racing is considered an acquired taste. Whilst 300,000 people came through the gates over four days at Albert Park this past weekend, without an Australian driver featuring heavily I’m not sure the race results would have featured on the front pages, let alone

Nico Rosberg claims dominant victory at Australian GP

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Nico Rosberg claimed a dominant victory at the Australian Grand Prix as the new V6 era officially began. The German strolled to a comfortable 24 second win ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, with Kevin Magnussen taking third on his debut for McLaren. Lewis Hamilton led away from pole at the second attempt following Jules